Agape Vision is a volunteer-run society reaching out to at-risk youths who have been abused and marginalized in Malaysia, with the vision to share agape love between the youths, volunteers and the community. Our aim is to empower youths to live their dreams and to be leaders of their lives, living to their fullest potential and making a difference in their families and communities.
Agape Vision has run programs for the youths we serve since July 2010, and were officially registered as a society with the Registrar of Societies on 27th July, 2012. Through a positive and encouraging approach, Agape Vision volunteers have supported around 200 youths to feel safe to process the abuse they have gone through, let go of defenses and behaviors that are hurtful, and practice new behaviors and skills will enable them to become confident, caring and empowered young adults who are leaders of themselves, their families and communities.
Agape Vision runs various programmes to support the development of the youths we serve:-
The Youth Leadership Development programme gives our youths the opportunity to participate in fun and challenging activities which aim to develop their leadership skills, to promote positive and creative thinking, and to prepare them to face and overcome challenges both in their daily lives as well as in their future.
The Expedition Agape Malaysia programme aims to support our youths in their personal growth and development and to empower them to become contributing leaders to society through the employment of character building as well as community service activities. The high point and biggest challenge of Expedition Agape Malaysia is a 1 week overseas trip during which the youths will conceptualize, develop and implement a community service project to positively contribute to an underprivileged community. Through serving another community, the youths learn awareness, empathy, and realize that they are strong and capable individuals who can make a difference in others’ lives.
The Theatre of Dreams programme aims to empower youths to find their voice by sharing their story through the medium of performing arts. During the programme, the youths are provided with a safe space to process their past experiences and supported to share these experiences with others, grow in self-confidence, and to develop a stronger sense of self.
LIFE programme empowers youths to take charge of their personal safety and to make informed choices. LIFE equips the youths with knowledge of their rights, personal body safety and safer sex practices.
Programme @dulting aims to prepare youths from welfare homes in Malaysia for independent living when they leave welfare homes. Youths will be taught the skills that they need as independent young adults and discover careers that suit their interests. On the final week of the programme, the youths will have the opportunity to participate in a mock job interview where they will be graded on their overall presentation and performance at the interview and receive helpful feedback to prepare them for the job market.
Agape Vision runs a Residential Treatment Centre (RTC) that provides a caring, safe and structured group home environment for youths who have suffered the trauma of childhood abuse. During their stay at the Centre, the youths are provided with therapies to suit their needs, professional counselling, and a therapeutic milieu to support their healing from the traumatic effects of the abuse. The youths participate in a 7 progressive phase treatment programme with a goal of a successful reintegration back into their families.